Hamburg Film Festival
Fatih Akin and Diane Kruger celebrate the premiere of “Rheingold”.
Star line-up on the red carpet at the Hamburg Film Festival. Director Fatih Akin and Hollywood star Diane Kruger celebrated at the premiere of “Rheingold”.
With a large cast of stars, the film “Rheingold” has director Fatih Akin (49) celebrated its premiere at the Hamburg Film Festival. Together with rapper Xatar, who provided the basis for the gangster drama with his biography “Alles oder Nix”, and leading actor Emilio Sakraya (“4 Blocks”), the successful director was celebrated by fans and friends in front of Hamburg’s Cinemaxx cinema on Saturday evening.
Also Hollywood actress Diane Kruger was among the guests on the red carpet. “I’m so happy that I was able to come and I’m really looking forward to the film,” said the 46-year-old. “For me, Fatih Akin is really the best director from Germany,” says the actress. He is one of the most important voices in the German cultural scene.
Kruger and Akin already have a new project
Kruger will soon play screen legend Marlene Dietrich (1901-1992) in a German series directed by Fatih Akin. It’s not her first collaboration: the actress, who was born in Lower Saxony in 1976, already had the leading role in Akin’s feature film “Out of Nothing” (2017).
The film “Rheingold” traces the path of the rapper Xatar (40/ real name: Giwar Hajabi) from the socially deprived Brüser Berg in Bonn via prison stays to the top of the German charts. The official theatrical release will follow on October 27th. The performance is one of 22 premieres at the Hamburg Film Festival. A total of 110 selected feature films from around 60 countries will be shown in the five festival cinemas at the 30th Film Festival. Around 280 performances are planned in total.
Film festival program Hamburg 2022